Michelle Fourie shares her journey

Michelle Fourie

Hi my name is Michelle Fourie. I am 45 years old and it is my 1 year stoma anniversary (December 2021). I have a colostomy bag. It all started about a year-and-a-half ago. I thought my appendix had burst. The pain was unexplainable. Paramedics arrived and did not want to send me to the hospital […]

January 2022 Support Group Meeting

Sarah Russell

Meeting Details:Topic: SASS – Benefits of Exercise and MovementDate & Time: 26th January 2022 at 19:00 Johannesburg Please join our Virtual Support group meeting when we welcome Sarah Russell as she speaks to us about the benefits of Exercise and Movement for us Ostomates. About Sarah  Sarah is  a clinical exercise specialist, certified clinical Pilates […]

SASS – Body Confidence

Body Confidence

#SASS welcomed fashion model, author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker & double Ostomate Jearlean Taylor. At the age of 3 years old, Jearlean was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer; Rhabdomyosarcoma. Cancer- Free after 1 years treatments, she was left with a colostomy and urostomy. Despite what many would perceive to be disabilities, Jearlean is considered […]

November Virtual Support Meeting

Ostomate Jearlean Taylor

24 Novemeber 2021 we will be hosting our final Virtual Meeting for 2021 and we have prepared a TREAT for you all. We welcome fashion model, author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker & double Ostomate Jearlean Taylor. At the age of 3 years old, Jearlean was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer; Rhabdomyosarcoma. Cancer- Free after […]

Swimming with my Stoma

With summer here you may be wondering if you can swim with your Stoma and bag; in short YES! Swimming is probably one of the best exercises after ostomy surgery but you may be feeling anxious that the pouching system may fail or embarressed because of the bag. Here are some helpful tips and tricks […]

Celebrating World Ostomy Day

ConvaTec hosted a live discussion with ostomates, nurses and other healthcare professionals at their two session, one-day virtual summit on Friday, October 1, 2021. “Ostomates’ Rights Are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere” was this year’s World Ostomy Day’s theme. SASS Chairperson Faizel Jacobs was invited as a panelist to one of these sessions: This […]

World Ostomy Day

World Ostomy Day

Every three years, ostomates from around the world come together to celebrate World Ostomy Day on the first Saturday in October. This year it was held on October 2, 2021 and the European Ostomy Association (EOA) has declared the motto as “Ostomates’ Rights Are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere!” It is an opportunity for […]

September Virtual Meeting

For Ostomates by Ostomates We are Ostomates living in South Africa, hosting monthly virtual meetings and we are inviting you to join in the conversation. If you an Ostomate living in South Africa or do you know an Ostomate living in South Africa then please register by completing the form below.Alternatively you can also register by […]